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Monday, February 29, 2016

23 tahun.


     To tell you the truth, sungguh I tak sangka I dah nak masuk 23 tahun. I have to agree when people say, medical school takes away your youth. I dont even realize that almost 4 years has passed since I last flew to Ireland. It does not feel that long. Maybe because I am preoccupied with so many exams and so many things to study. Eceh. Study la sangat. Tapi Alhamdulillah. I am in fourth year now. If all goes well, I would graduate in 2017. Insya allah, with God's will. Please, pray for me.

    Okay, Berbalik kepada issue umur 23 tahun. Tiba-tiba sahaja I check calendar and it is 2016. Sometimes, I would mistakenly write '2015' when I wrote down the date. Within those 2 years I did not update my blog, so many things happened. I lost my grandfather, my sister got married, and I got myself a cat! Most importantly, I think I have matured enough. It took me a little bit longer compared to others but I am getting there. I constantly try to improve myself and act more like a lady. 

    If I look back when I first got here, I did not even know how to cut onions.But now, I can cook a proper meal. I even know how to make nasi kerabu. Though my cooking skills is still a little bit lacking, it definitely got better. 

   In terms of studying, it becomes so much more difficult. It is hard. Serious. Tak tipu. Kadang-kadang  I rasa nak give up. Why medicine ni susah sangat? I have entered clinical years in which I deal dengan real patients. Nasib baik doktor dekat sini sangat baik. Sebab I ni kus semangat, kena marah nanti I nangis. And right now instead of updating my blog I should be studying. Hee.

   This year, 2 of my housemates and 1 one my BFFs are getting married. See? People my age right now are either getting married,getting pregnant or dah mempunyai seorang anak. I started to think about marriage too lately. I mean like when people who are close to you are settling down you cant help it but to think about yourself. My parents keep pressuring me to find someone too. Macam lah lelaki yang baik ni boleh dipetik je.

  I am scarred for life after my unrequited love was turned down 2 years ago. I dont know whether I am ready for a new relationship. I want my next one to end with marriage. I just hope that there would be a guy brave enough to ask my dad for my hand in marriage.

Tapi.. hidup ni bukan lah untuk settle down, kahwin and jaga anak je. I believe life is more than that. Kalau jodoh you sampai awal then alhamdulillah. If not, dont fret about it even kadang2 i meroyan jugak pasal ni. It must mean that Allah is keeping someone better for me or He wants me to become lagi baik. :)

Till later.  

2016

Hello.

This is awkward. My last post was 2 years ago. Haha! I came across my senior's blog and the urge to write a post just take over me. Well, I just realized that I have 4 different blogs. I dont know why I have that many. At first, I wanted to make this as a travelogue. Konon macam acah-acah nak share tips bercuti lah kan since I have the opportunity to travel while I am still in Ireland. But, I stopped after 3 posts.

When I read back my other blogs, I noticed that the first one I created was 10 years ago. I wrote so many immature things so I made that private. The second one was made after I broke up with my first ex. I meroyan banyak gila dalam tu. So, that was changed into private as well. The third one was created after I got over my first ex . I meroyan jugak dalam tu and it was turned into private as well.

And the latest one is this one, in which I buat dengan harapan ingin jadikannya travelogue. But, I am so inconsistent and it was left untouched for 2 years.

I will keep writing in this one. I hope so!

Till later. :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Again

Hey chuolls! :D

Guess what I am supposed to be doing right now? Studying. And guess what I am doing? Updating a blog after what feels like forever. Yay! I am so good at procrastinating that I could not believe it myself. Way to go Aisya! I have so much to study and an essay due next two weeks but yeahh, that can wait *i am so gonna regret this in a few days

I intend to make this a travelogue since I love travelling. I really do. I have spent most of my money on that. But, laziness over weighs my passion to write and took control of me. I am sorry. :( I have my final exam coming up in a few weeks. So right now I am having my study month or I prefer calling it as spring break.

I am just gonna blog about how I spend my spring break. First, I went to Dingle, in County Kerry. It was a class trip organised by my Irish teacher, Ciaran. I took Irish (Gaelic) for my SSM which is an elective subject. Dia duit. Is mise Aisya. Is asa Malaysia me. Is mc leinn leightis me. Go raibh maith agat *practising my very limited Gaelic. I should pay more attention in class, I know. Sigh.

Okay okay back to the crux. We spent 3 days and 2 nights there and stayed at a UCC hostel.

This is in front of the hostel that we stayed at

Dingle was about 3 hours from Cork. But the journey there was really bumpy and challenging. I slept through out the ride because my head felt like spinning. Even minyak cap kapak could not alleviate the dizziness. Did I have motion sickness that I did not know of ? :o



 Later that night, Jackey came over and shared with us about the cultures and traditions of Ireland. Dingle is among few places that are included in Gaeltacht region. Gaeltacht region is an Irish speaking region. He told us many interesting stories but I could not recall much since I dozed off the whole time. Bad bad Aisya. During the Q&A session, I asked him about the movie Leap Year which was filmed in Dingle. Turned out that the tradition of women proposing to men on 29th February are still exist. If you wish to know how Dingle looked like, then watch that movie. It was a nice romance movie with very beautiful settings.

This is the back yard view of our hostel. It has always been my dream waking up
 to such a breath taking scenery.
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Having breakfast with our Irish teacher. He was confused seeing us eating rice for breakfast.
Too heavy for a breakfast he claimed.
One happy fat kid spotted! I was so excited seeing this sign board I did not know why.


The next day we went on a tour around Dingle. It was really beautiful wasn't it? It was akin to living in a postcard. I could not believe my eyes as to how picturesque it was. Not even words could describe the beauty. Ta se go halainn! To those who love nature as much as I do, please visit Dingle. It was one of the must visit places in Ireland. It was such a shame that I did not bring my camera with me, alas, I could capture more pictures!







There was a beach situated just few minutes walk away from our hostel. So, that evening we went for a stroll along the sea side. I did not mind walking for hours with such a beautiful background. I am not a fan of walking but I would not miss this for the world.

Shaffy trying to kiss the salmon hoping that it would turn into a prince, I suppose. :p
Our teacher and the boys cooked us a really scrumptious, finger-licking good dinner. We had salmon and fried chicken (my favourite!!!!) that night. Salmon was not to my liking but if I were to rate it, I would rate it as 9/10! It would make you craving for more. Yums! 

And it was time to bid goodbye. :(

Before this, we would plan to travel outside Ireland for our Easter Break. I wanted to visit Amsterdam since it was spring. I would love to see the tulips and other flowers bloomed. Dingle did not even make it on the list of our destinations. Who would expect that going on holiday within Ireland would be this much fun? For anyone who is on a tight budget like me (taksedardiri)) but still want to travel , you can try visiting places around Ireland. You would be surprised with what Ireland has to offer. :)


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Speechless


On 2nd day of Raya, we received an email from our dean. An email which left all of us awe-stricken. Frankly speaking, I am getting mixed feelings about this. Part of me screamed with joy. And the other is engulfed with fear. People say doing clinicals there is wayyyy tougher than in Malaysia. That is what concerns me the most. But after thinking it through, I should have more faith in myself. I can do this. Alhamdulillah for this ya allah. However, I have not received any official statements from MARA. So, let's hope that this news is true! :)


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Rome : Day 2


We were very relieved since the public transport had started to operate back on the second day. From our hostel, we needed to take bus to the nearest Metro Station. After that, we had to ride the metro to Roma Termini. We were quite dumbfounded when we reached the Anagnina Metro Station (the nearest station from our hostel). We did not know where to buy the tickets and the station was really big. Again, luckily we met a really kind lady. She offered to show us the way to the ticket machine. It was amazing how she could speak basic English. Most of Italians that we met could not speak English.

Taking the metro saved us a lot of Euros as it only costed about 6 bucks for the daily pass. Happy faces riding the metro. Weeeee~



Then, we had our breakfast at a halal fast food restaurant, Kin's Crunchy Chicken. I could not hold my excitement when we were there. The fried chickens were so yummy-licious! It tasted a bit like KFC. Sedaaaaaap sangat! The workers were so nice, they gave us a plate of free fried chickens. I almost cried with happiness. Over! :p So, you people MUST come here. The price was affordable since each meal would be below 10 euro.



The key to travelling is, you need a happy tummy for sight-seeing. We were all very 'energized' after having our breakfast. We were practically jumping up and down upon reaching the Colosseum. It was surreal how we finally got to visit the Colosseum. Seeing it with our own eyes gave off a totally different feeling than seeing it in paintings and on television. I am sure everyone knows about this place. I learned this in History some time ago. It is the largest amphitheater in the world. There is also history behind it but I will let you google it yourself. :p 

To enter Colosseum, you will need tickets. You have to queue an endless line if you were to buy it there. So, it is best if you buy it online. You can save your time queuing all day and the tickets are much cheaper too! 







I also discovered a really interesting function in my camera. I did not know what it is called. But you get to choose what color you wanted to be in the pictures. That explained why lots of pictures after that had this effect. We even held a mini photo shoot using this effect. Excited kids we were. ^^






The tickets that we purchased included the entrance to the Colosseum as well as the Palatino which is just a few steps away from the Colosseum. I never heard of it before till I went to Rome. Basically, I did not know anything about it. And so without knowing anything, we embark on the endless journey inside the Palatino. It was soooooo big and full of beautiful buildings. No matter how far we walked, we still had not reach the end. Literally endless. :( My feet screamed with every step I took. I could feel sweats dripping down my forehead as the sun was scorching hot. Cewah dramatic la sikit kan.




Lastly, we headed to the Vatican City. It was quite far from the two places that we had to take the metro. An interesting fact about Vatican City is, it is an independent state! We met an Indonesian lady and had a chat with her. She said the interior of the church was really beautiful and highly-recommended us to go see it. But by the time we arrived it was already closed. We voiced to her our worry since there were lots of pickpockets in Italy and we were really anxious. Then, she said something that left a really deep impression on me. I need to quote her!

'Kalau kita orangnya baik, maka ketemunya orang yang baik kayak kalian. Kita harus positif''

I was so touched by her words. Later that day, I spoke in Indonesian till night. :') I wish I could write more but my memory is failing me considering the fact that it has been 2 months since my summer holiday.In the next entry, I will write about Florence and Venice. If I am in the mood, I will also blog about my spring break to Manchester and Liverpool.  I really hope it will be helpful if you are to travel to those places. :)

Rome : Day 1

Hey!

I am going to write about the summer break this time. As mentioned afore, me and my lolles went for a holiday in Italy and Paris. Lolles is the name of our group which consist of Enon, Shaffy, Sazzy, Sihah, Nadia and Syira. Sihah came up with that name. I know it sounds like a candy or something but I like it anyway. Sadly, Nadia and Sazzy didn't join us. Our trip started from the 3rd June till the 10th. We only got one week to cover all the places! And one week of vacation is never enough I tell you. But we got no other choices, some of us already booked the flight ticket to Malaysia on the 13th June.

The airfare was quite expensive. It costed us nearly 100 euros. We could have gotten it for a cheaper price but we were all busy with study, exams and such. So, we end up purchasing the ticket quite last minute. Our first destination was Rome! And here we gooooo.

Day 1
The flight took about 3 hours but seriously it felt like forever! We really looked forward to it. Who would not? Our exams lasted for a month and we deserved some time off studying.
This was taken outside the airport. We were waiting for the taxi to pick us up and drop us to our hostel. When we first arrived we were a bit taken aback because all the signboards were in Italian. And the locals there could not converse in English. It was like cats and dogs, speaking different languages. We would ask questions in English and they would reply in Italian. But they were so nice, despite the language barrier, they still insisted in explaining to us.
We tried to hail a cab but to no avail. When we called the taxi service, they did not understand English. Luckily, we met these two very generous Italians. They helped us get a taxi. Usually the mode of transport in Rome are through buses or metro. Unfortunately for us, that particular day we arrived there all public transports were on strike. That was why we needed to take taxis to go the Rome City. It was quite pricey since we need to travel a long distance. It costed us 50 euro per taxi for one way journey. Oh money. :(  Click here (this is a video from Najla's keek ). Mostly our conversations with the locals are like this. :p
The hostel where we stayed in provide us maps for the city. All the places of attractions were within walking distance once we have reached the city. 

The first place we went was the Spanish Steps. It was featured in the movie Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn. You would also see this often in other movies. Though we were very excited, we still did not make it to the top. There were too many stairs! Nobody ain't got time to climb the stairs. There were still other places to go.

We had our lunch at Luna Caprese, a halal restaurant. They served the best pizza I tell you! Seriously. I am not a fan of pizzas, but I approve this one. There were also other choices such as kebabs and wraps. But, if you do come here you need to try the pizza. 
After filling our tummies with the scrumptious pizza, we made our way to the VERY famous Trevi Fountain or also known as Fontana di Trevi. It is said that if we throw coins into here, we will come to Rome again. I really wanted to throw the coins. It is not like I believe it but once I was there, why not throw a penny or two,right? But, it was really crowded with tourists. The people were starting to look like ants to me. You would bump into people every step you take. Coming closer to the fountain would be a hard thing to do, so I just forget what I intended on doing.


After that, we went to the Pantheon. It is one of the oldest building in Rome. I did not know much about Pantheon but what I know, the architecture of the building is pretty. It is said that the Pantheon's design is the most influential in Europe. You would see buildings with this kind of design in universities and public libraries.


To wrap up our first day, we went to eat ice creams or Italians would refer it as gelato. If you go to Italy, eating gelato is a must! I am not really into sweet things. However, the gelato taste different from the usual ice creams. It is more..creamy? It also contains less fats! Yay for that. My personal favourite flavor would be the Fragola (Strawberry). Hmmmm yummy!

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